Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 West Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601 USA
+1 312-372-7200

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Make your next downtown Chicago meeting extraordinary

Create stellar meetings and conferences at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Our 21 versatile event rooms and 28 breakout venues combine to create more than 40,000 square feet of total space. With sweeping views of the Chicago River, our hotel's Looking Glass Ballroom is sure to inspire. All of our meeting and conference rooms boast a modern design and the latest audiovisual technology. After your meeting, gather at our rooftop bar to mix and mingle with your fellow attendees. Or explore the city's premier restaurants, attractions and shopping from our downtown Chicago hotel, located just steps from the Loop and the Chicago Theater District.

  • 21

    Event rooms

  • 3,862 sq m

    Total event space

  • 1,106

    Capacity largest space

  • 28

    Maximum breakout rooms

Exceptional Meeting & Event Venues


Urban Blue

Let creativity shine on small gatherings and corporate meetings with abundant windows for natural light, exceptional downtown views and connected outdoor space.

Looking Glass Ballroom

Elegant, modern and drenched in natural light, the Looking Glass Ballroom gives you floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive downtown and Chicago River views.

Explore

Inspire every attendee with a 180-degree floor-to-ceiling window panorama and a versatile, modern space with an impeccable skylight, day-and-night views.

Grand Ballroom Foyer - Reception

About this venue

  • Elevate your conference at our hotel with meeting facilities that offer all you need for success

  • Our 21 versatile meeting rooms and venues provide more than 40,000 square feet of event space

  • The Looking Glass Ballroom is sure to impress with sweeping views of downtown and the Chicago River

  • Take advantage of the latest audiovisual technology offered in all our meeting and conference rooms

  • Our hotel's prime location in downtown Chicago puts conference attendees at the center of it all

  • Host a remarkable meeting in our Urban Blue venue, featuring outdoor space and room for up to 140

Plan an inspired event

Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Manage your event with ease

Keep Your Event in Hand.

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and services

Meeting equipment

AV equipment

CD player

LCD Panel

LCD projector

Microphone

PA system portable

Rear screen projection

Stage: portable

TV

TV production service provider

Video camera

Walkie talkie radios

Meeting services

AV technician

Carpenter

Copy service

Decorator

Electrician

Laborer

Locksmith

Photographer

Security guard

Videoconferencing

Business equipment

Computers

Printers

Business services

Copy service

Fax service

Fee for each additional page of outgoing fax

Messenger service

Network/Internet printing

Notary public

Overnight delivery/pickup

Post/parcel

Secretarial service

High-speed internet access

Meeting rooms: Wireless

Catering

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break

Dinner

Lunch

Reception

Capacity

Floor plans

Capacity chart

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  • Grand Ballroom
  • 40.5x24.4x5.4
  • 988
  • 1000
  • 630
  •  
  •  
  • 1106
  • 770
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Sections 1-4
  • 29.3x12.8x3
  • 375
  • 300
  • 150
  •  
  •  
  • 400
  • 240
  • Michigan
  • 16.2x4.6x2.5
  • 74
  • 90
  • 36
  • 30
  • 24
  • 76
  • 60
  • Wacker
  • 4.9x9.4x2.5
  • 59
  • 30
  • 24
  • 16
  • 13
  • 76
  • 40
  • Lyric
  • 5.5x8.2x2.9
  • 44
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 15
  • 50
  • 30
  • Adler & Lyric
  • 5.5x16.2x2.9
  • 89
  • 104
  • 48
  • 38
  • 30
  • 100
  • 70
  • Improv
  • 5.5x8.2x2.9
  • 45
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 18
  • 55
  • 30
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Section 5
  • 7.9x13.1x3
  • 104
  • 100
  • 60
  • 27
  • 30
  • 100
  • 70
  • Pre-function Cloud Gate Ballroom
  • 0x0x3.1
  • 195
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 270
  •  
  • Pre-function Grand Ballroom
  • 24.4x15.2x5.2
  • 372
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 420
  •  
  • 1/2 Grand Ballroom
  • 24.4x17.4x5.4
  • 424
  • 500
  • 273
  •  
  •  
  • 486
  • 350
  • 1/2 Grand Ballroom plus corridor
  • 24.4x22.9x5.4
  • 557
  • 677
  • 350
  •  
  •  
  • 642
  • 420
  • Corridor Grand Ballroom
  • 24.4x5.5x5.4
  • 134
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 1
  • 8.4x17.4x5.4
  • 146
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 2
  • 7.6x17.4x5.4
  • 132
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 3
  • 8.4x17.4x5.4
  • 146
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 4
  • 8.4x17.4x5.4
  • 146
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 5
  • 7.6x17.4x5.4
  • 132
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 6
  • 8.4x17.4x5.4
  • 146
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Discover
  • 18.9x7.3x2.7
  • 130
  • 140
  • 90
  • 39
  •  
  • 150
  • 100
  • Explore
  • 0x0x3.7
  • 641
  • 128
  • 60
  •  
  • 39
  • 350
  • 200
  • Dearborn
  • 9.1x8.2x2.5
  • 74
  • 95
  • 42
  • 22
  • 18
  • 99
  • 60
  • Clark
  • 11x3.2x2.5
  • 35
  • 25
  • 15
  • 18
  • 13
  • 30
  • 20
  • La Salle
  • 16.5x4.6x2.5
  • 75
  • 100
  • 39
  • 36
  • 32
  • 75
  • 60
  • Adler
  • 5.5x8.2x2.9
  • 44
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 15
  • 50
  • 30
  • Looking Glass Ballroom
  • 18x14.1x3.7
  • 259
  • 260
  • 120
  •  
  •  
  • 275
  • 190
  • Looking Glass Ballroom Foyer
  • 13x12.8x3.4
  • 126
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 130
  •  
  • Urban Blue
  • 14.5x7.9x3.7
  • 115
  • 140
  • 96
  • 39
  •  
  • 130
  • 108
  • Cloud Gate 1-3
  • 86x38.4x3
  • 279
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Cloud gate 1-2
  • 8.5x25.6x3
  • 219
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Burnham Office
  • 7.5x5.5x3.7
  • 42
  •  
  •  
  • 10
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Root Office
  • 4.3x3.7x3.7
  • 16
  •  
  •  
  • 8
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • See
  • 0x0x0
  • 49
  • 40
  • 24
  • 18
  •  
  • 40
  • 36
  • Savor
  • 0x0x0
  • 36
  • 42
  • 24
  • 18
  • 21
  • 30
  • 30
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Sections 1,2,3,or 4
  • 7.3x12.8x3
  • 94
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 100
  •  
  • Sip
  • 0x0x0
  • 29
  • 28
  • 8
  • 18
  •  
  • 20
  • 12

Room setup examples

Setup Example

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

Setup Example

E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

Setup Example

Theater

Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Setup Example

Banquet

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

Setup Example

Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Reception

Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

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